Steven Yeun and Ali Wong are going to star in a series together.
The duo will lead and executive-produce a 10-episode dramedy from A24 (Ramy, Euphoria), Deadline reported. Further details about the plot are still under wraps, but we do know that the episodes will be 30 minutes long.
The secretive series was pitched just last week, according to Deadline, and it’s already attracted a slew of big-time bidders, including Netflix, Amazon, FX, and Apple. It’s still unclear whether any streamer has prevailed in the auction.
Lee Sung Jin is serving as showrunner, writer, and producer. He’s a co-executive producer on Dave, the FX comedy series starring rapper Lil Dicky. His past credits include Silicon Valley and Tuca & Bertie.
The upcoming project marks a reunion for Yeun and Wong, who lent their voices to Netflix’s animated series Tuca & Bertie, for which they played adorable bird couple Bertie and Speckle.
The series news comes fresh off Yeun’s history-making Oscar nomination for his lead role in Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari. With the nod, he becomes the first Asian-American nominated in the Best Actor category. This marks his big return to TV after starring in AMC’s The Walking Dead for six seasons until 2016.
Wong currently stars on the ABC sitcom American Housewife; other recent credits include Big Mouth, Birds of Prey, and the rom-com Always Be My Maybe, in which she co-starred with Randall Park. Before her hit Netflix comedy specials, Baby Cobra and Hard-Knock Wife, she was a writer on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat.
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